In the Holy Bible, we see God testing people’s understanding through interactions and events. “Understanding” is a key concept in the sacred texts. “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: And with all thy getting get understanding,” says Proverbs 4:7. Your creativity and spiritual gifts will be expressed to the extent that you can understand. Before you can properly evaluate the utility of something and devise a new approach, you must first have a thorough understanding of it. Richard Feynman, the theoretical physicist who won the Nobel Prize in 1965 for his contributions to quantum electrodynamics, famously stated, “What I cannot create, I do not understand.”
Because you lack understanding, you are unable to make sense of the visions of heaven in your spirit. You cannot create anything of value. There are gaps in your knowledge, and things don’t add up. This makes it difficult for you to complete any tasks. You have hope and believe that these things can be accomplished. However, the works of faith that are required for your progress to be visible are missing. Without comprehension, you cannot work effectively. Consider Proverbs 24:5, “A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increases strength.”
A wise person once said “If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.” Testing your understanding of the mighty works you want to do for God requires developing enough knowledge and perspective to explain it in a variety of ways depending on your audience. There’s a web series that features experts explaining a high-level subject to five different audiences: a child, a teenager, an undergraduate, a graduate student, and, finally, a colleague. That is how you can put your knowledge to the test. Remember how our Lord Jesus could explain his mission to various audiences, using the appropriate words each time. So, how about you?